The process of labor is quite strenuous and may pose challenges for the mother. Moreover, since many women undergo labor for the first time in their life, panic and anxiety are very common. Breathing is one very effective way to control anxiety and relax the body to make the labor easier.
Rhythmic and patterned breathing not only maximizes the flow of oxygen to the baby but also makes you feel at ease. If you get tense and frightened during labor and start breathing in a shallow and rapid manner, the amount of blood flow to the baby decreases and your body starts becoming stiff, making the process of labor even more discomforting.
However, with the help of rhythmic and patterned breathing, you may make the entire process of labor easier for yourself as well as the baby. Patterned breathing refers to the act of breathing at any number of possible reps and depths. Experts recommend practising patterned breathing during the third trimester to make the process of labor a smooth one.
Patterned breathing offers various benefits during labor like:
Experts suggest the following breathing techniques during labor:
Doctors recommend practising patterned breathing throughout the third trimester as it will make patterned breathing a natural response to pain and stress. Further, during the labor, you may find that the pattern that you practised does not work as good as you thought it to work. Staying conscious is the key and it is okay to alter the patterns according to the needs of the body at the moment.
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